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“Place to crash, staff excellent” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Discovery
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Arzobispo Nouel # 402, Zona Colonial | Frente al parque independencia, Santo Domingo 10699, Dominican Republic   |  
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Ranked #63 of 75 hotels in Santo Domingo
London, England, United Kingdom
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“Place to crash, staff excellent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

A great rate for such a good location, just off the start of Calle el Conde in the Zona Colonial. The hotel is clean and functional. But it's by no means luxurious.
Our room was located off the indoor courtyard. So no view of the outside. It was a shame not to have a source of natural light, and we felt a little exposed by the window that looked out on to the indoor courtyard - the curatins were a little gappy. However, considering how busy the square is we were not troubled by noise at all, so don't know if it's best to have a street-facing view anyway...
The kitchenette was ok, but the fridge was broken and had been unplugged. So not very useful and not a nice smell to be greeted by.
However, I must say that the staff were friendly and helpful. One receptionist arranged for us to meet with the security guard so he could guide us to the right guagua for a day trip. Having toured the island, before leaving we returned to Santo Domingo with our luggage. Having a few hours to kill, we thought about asking the hotel staff if we could leave our bags. Despite our stay being over they were completely happy to help - lots of places wouldn't be so accommodating.
So, in summary, good staff save this hotel, but it's not the kind of place where you hang about in your room. Then again, at the price, what more can you expect?

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

Stayed for one night on July 5th, when we walked into hotel it looked very clean, we were assigned a room on the second floor; when we walked into the room it was more like a closet, the AC barely worked. Went out to get dinner, when we opened the door and turned the lights on, there were roaches all over the floor and there was water pouring into the room from the AC. Called front desk and asked to change rooms, when when got to the other room which faced parque independencia we discovered two roaches...at this point we decided it was just for the night and place our luggage on the second bed...first thing in the morning we checked out.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2008

This is one of the newer hotels in the Colonial Zone offering reasonably prices rooms that include hot water, air conditioning, refrigerators and more. The rooms are small but very clean as is the building. Security is excellent as everyone passes by check-in and cameras monitor every entrance, elevator and floor.

There's a a roof top patio for relaxing with a great view of the surrounding area and a very affordable restaurant and bar on the ground floor that offers a nice view of the very busy Avenida Independencia. (Some of the rooms are noisy.)

The location is close to a lot what's happening and what you need in the Colonial Zone and the hotel is very "guest friendly" with proper identification required.

  • Liked — In room refrigerator, cleanliness
  • Disliked — Rooms facing Parque Independencia have an interesting view but are noisy.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Arzobispo Nouel # 402, Zona Colonial | Frente al parque independencia, Santo Domingo 10699, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Santo Domingo Province > Santo Domingo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 75 hotels in Santo Domingo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Discovery 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Discovery offers great hospitality, excellent service, pleasant, friendly and romantic spirit. With all the comforts, our rooms are equipped with high comfort, the best prices and offer a great hospitality in a family atmosphere. ... more   less 
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